Recent Accomplishments

Promotion of National Guard Captain  Aug 2023 

November 27, 2023

The firm of William E. Cassara successfully represented a National Guard Captain who was denied promotion to Major due to a letter of reprimand triggered by the improper titling by the Army CID.  After five years of filing numerous petitions, the Army granted the promotion retroactively ensuring the officer received back dated date of rank … Read more

Navy-Marine Corps Appeals

Assisted Soldier who was being processed for medical disability separation when drug use halted the process and led to misconduct discharge.

October 12, 2023

Assisted Soldier who was being processed for medical disability separation when drug use halted the process and led to misconduct discharge.  First successfully petitioned the ADRB for a discharge upgrade to Secretarial Authority, based on mitigating factor of PTSD.  Then, after upgrade was received, petitioned ABCMR for medical retirement processing.  Board agreed, and referred client’s … Read more

Successfully advocated for our client, a Naval Reservist, on a BCNR reconsideration for a fully disability retirement.

October 12, 2023

Successfully advocated for our client, a Naval Reservist, on a BCNR reconsideration for a fully disability retirement.  Our client was found medically fit for service through the IDES process, despite strong medical evidence suggesting otherwise.  Client was separated without any benefits, and then through two petitions to the BCNR, received a full reversal and 100% … Read more

William E. Cassara, PC, just obtained expungement from national databases of a military law enforcement (MLE) record that unjustly implied a U.S. Navy sailor had committed a sexual offense aboard ship in 2021

June 21, 2023

William E. Cassara, PC, just obtained expungement from national databases of a military law enforcement (MLE) record that unjustly implied a U.S. Navy sailor had committed a sexual offense aboard ship in 2021.  The expungement of this harmful and misleading record was achieved by showing the facts of the case and by invoking a recent change … Read more

The command giving thoughtful consideration to the evidence provided through our firm’s diligent representation on behalf of our client

August 31, 2022

We are pleased to call attention to a recent decision out of Fort Gordon concerning a young officer accused of sexual misconduct.  Our client, a student at the Signal Basic Officer Leadership Course, was to be given a General Officer (GO) Article 15 for abusive sexual contact as well as other inappropriate behavior.  In addition … Read more

Navy Criminal Appeals

Sailor’s Lawsuit Leads to Award of Military Retirement

April 19, 2022

We successfully represented a Sailor who was illegally separated from the Navy. Despite having more than 18 years of service, the Navy denied him reenlistment and discharged him without a separation proceeding. He had previously petitioned the Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR) without success. We filed a complaint in the Court of Federal … Read more

Article 15

Life sentence reversed on Appeal.

December 13, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that the Army Court reversed our client’s convictions for two specifications of premeditated murder.  Our client did not pull the trigger, but the law considers an aider and abettor to be as guilty as the person who actually perpetrated the crime.  Our client, a junior Soldier, got a phone call … Read more

Security Clearance Restored – August 2021

September 17, 2021

The firm of William E. Cassara successfully represented an Army Officer before the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility resulting in having his clearance restored.  Among the allegations the Officer faced was that he had  mishandled protected information and had misused information technology systems by exceeding his authorized access on classified systems. Part of his … Read more

Marine’s Discharge Upgraded

September 15, 2021

We recently successfully petitioned the Board for Correction of Navy Records on behalf of an enlisted Marine to upgrade an Other than Honorable discharge to General, Under Honorable Conditions.  The Marine had undiagnosed PTSD that contributed to his marijuana use.  The BCNR agreed that the PTSD was a mitigating factor in the misconduct, and voted … Read more

William E. Cassara, Military Law Attorney

Army Court Reverses Conviction – ACCA Opinion U.S. v. Hannah

April 24, 2021

We are thrilled to report that the Army Court of Criminal Appeals set aside and dismissed our client’s convictions for two specifications of sexual assault.  We argued that the military judge improperly created the appearance of bias in favor of the government because of her inappropriate conduct toward our client’s trial defense counsel.  The military … Read more